A professional teeth scale and clean, also known as a dentist teeth cleaning, removes plaque and tartar that cannot be removed with normal brushing. At Dental on Clarendon, we provide our patients with a teeth scale and clean to assist them with maintaining their oral health. We recommend that our patients undergo dental cleaning at our Melbourne clinic at 6 monthly intervals.
The Importance of Dentist Teeth Cleaning
Do you know why oral specialists recommend a regular teeth scale and clean? It’s to protect the health of your teeth. It is one of the most common and most important treatments performed at our South Melbourne clinic, used to remove the following:
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Plaque is a sticky, soft and white coloured substance that can be removed by correctly brushing and flossing. However, if the plaque is not properly removed, it will release an acid that can cause tooth decay. Dental on Clarendon can get rid of this plaque with teeth cleaning at our Melbourne clinic. We will remove it from the parts of your teeth that are hard to brush and floss.
Calculus, also known as tartar, is a hard, calcified build-up. Unfortunately, calculus cannot be removed through normal brushing and flossing. If plaque is not removed from your teeth, the minerals in your saliva will cause it to build up and make it calcified. Only a dentist can remove calculus through a dental scale and clean.
Staining on teeth is more of an aesthetic issue than a health problem. This can occur due to consuming drinks like coffee, tea and wine and foods and also smoking tobacco. Although teeth whitening products can reduce some of this staining, undergoing a teeth clean or teeth whitening procedure at a dental clinic is always going to be more effective.
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If you would like more information about dentist teeth cleaning and the cost, submit an enquiry via our contact page. You can also call us on (03) 9690 3285 to book an appointment at our South Melbourne dental clinic.
Commonly Asked Questions
The dental scale and clean cost varies and is determined by how much cleaning your teeth require. Give us a call for more information on the teeth cleaning cost at our Melbourne clinic.
Yes. Receiving regular teeth cleaning at our Melbourne clinic is necessary to remove all the plaque on your teeth, especially the plaque you might tend to miss when you brush and floss your teeth at home.
How often you should undergo a dental scale and clean procedure depends on your oral health. People who brush and floss their teeth several times a day may only need to get a teeth scale and clean once a year. However, people with poor oral hygiene tend to quickly accumulate calculus and should receive dentist teeth cleaning at least twice a year.
Dental scaling can be an uncomfortable procedure, especially for people with sensitive gums. Your dentist can numb the gum tissue with local anaesthesia to stop you from feeling any pain. The whole cleaning procedure might be completed in a single visit, although your dentist may divide the procedure into four separate appointments. Your mouth will feel numb and tender afterwards.